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New Zealand reveals bumper line-up for Prowein

Published:  12 February, 2018

New Zealand will have its largest presence to date at Prowein next month, with a bumper number of wineries in line with the country’s growing exports which reached a record high at the end of last year.


New Zealand’s southern stars

Published:  01 February, 2018

New Zealand’s unsullied image and premium focus is widening its quality appeal, finds Anne Krebiehl MW


Liberty Wines bolsters NZ with Marlborough addition

Published:  04 January, 2018

Liberty Wines is bolstering its already strong New Zealand collection in order to keep in step with the continued popularity of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.


New features and venue for annual NZ tasting

Published:  22 November, 2017

The New Zealand Winegrowers is to hold its Annual Trade Tasting in January at a new venue with a range of new features.


Elephant Hill aims to strengthen UK presence via Corney & Barrow link

Published:  14 September, 2017

Hawke’s Bay winery Elephant Hill has joined forces with Corney & Barrow to strengthen its presence in the UK market.


Former Accolade CEO Paul Schaafsma joins Invivo board

Published:  12 September, 2017

New Zealand winery Invivo, known for launching the Graham Norton wine brand, has appointed former Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma to its board as an independent director.


New Zealand wine exports reach record high

Published:  29 August, 2017

The export value of New Zealand wine has reached a record high driven by strong growth of export to the US.


Start-up Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates acquires first vineyards

Published:  16 August, 2017

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Limited Partnership (ANZFWE) has acquired two vineyards, and part in a third – the company’s first purchases since it was set up at the beginning of this year.


NZ looks to protect quality image as GI Act comes into play

Published:  27 July, 2017

New Zealand’s introduction of its new Geographical Indications Act at midnight on Wednesday 27 July has already prompted a flurry of applications from 18 of the country’s leading wine producing regions.


Brexit casts shadow over New Zealand exports as wine body reports ‘muted growth’

Published:  24 August, 2018

New Zealand wine is celebrating its 23rd consecutive year of export growth, with export value now valued at a record $1.7 billion.


New Zealand vintage down 9%

Published:  12 June, 2017

A smaller than expected New Zealand vintage has been forecasted thanks to troublesome weather conditions.


Ade McKeon joins Accolade Wines as UK and Ireland GM

Published:  08 March, 2017

New World leader Accolade Wines has a new general manager for the UK and Ireland.


Graham Norton's Convivial deal

Published:  28 February, 2017

Super-supplier Conviviality has taken over the distribution of Graham Norton Wines made by New Zealand producer Invivo, to expand the celebrity-backed wine's reach to the UK


Record half-year global profits at TWE, but Brexit costs lead to category decline in the UK

Published:  14 February, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is on its way to exceeding its 2016 full-year profit, having reached 75% of last year's full-year profit after tax while only half way through the year.


FMV to distribute New Zealand's Kusuda Wines in the UK

Published:  25 January, 2017

Boutique New Zealand winery Kusuda Wines has appointed Fields, Morris & Verdin to distribute its wines to the UK on-trade.


New Zealand Pinot Noir comes of age

Published:  24 January, 2017

At home in the cooler regions of Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago, Pinot Noir is New Zealand's most important red variety, representing 70% of all red plantings and 15.4% of New Zealand's total vineyard. 


New Zealand - pushing the premium

Published:  18 January, 2017

Premiumisation is the trend that is sweeping the world globally, with not just beers, wines and spirits, but also FMCGs like milk and beauty products taking the international market by storm according to Nielsen. 


Regionality and terroir: The battle for New Zealand Pinot Noir

Published:  18 January, 2017

Away from its Burgundian origins, Pinot Noir has found a home from home in the cool climates of New Zealand's Marlborough, Nelson and Wairarapa regions.


The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  13 January, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.


New Zealand Annual Tasting coming to London following 2016 winning streak

Published:  11 January, 2017

Following on from a successful 2016 when New Zealand topped the UK growth charts, the country is now keen to develop its presence in the UK market at its the annual trade tasting in London next week.